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Gry Wernberg Bay (born 15 August 1974 in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish actress and singer. Gry Bay is best known for her sexually provocative starring role in the feature film All About Anna (2005).


Gry Bay got her first breakthrough with a recurring part in the German RTL TV-series Dr. Monika Lindt - Kinderärztin, Geliebte, Mutter (1996), and afterwards appeared in the German TV-movie Hosenflattern (1998).

Back in Denmark, she got her first feature film starring roles in the hiphop-comedy Slim Slam Slum a.k.a. Joystick Nation (2002), for which she also composed several of the songs, and in David Noel Bourke's sexy, psychological thriller Last Exit (2003).

She then made headlines by landing the title role in Zentropa's sexually explicit romantic comedy All About Anna (2005), co-produced by Lars von Trier, for which she won the Scandinavian Adult Award as Best-Selling Scandinavian Star of 2006. In this movie she performed explicit, unsimulated sexual acts, including having oral sex performed on her by female French adult film star Ovidie.

At the 2005 Venice Film Festival, Gry Bay once more appeared nude in Pipilotti Rist's video installation Homo sapiens sapiens. She has since appeared in the feature films Betonhjerter (2005) and Grønne hjerter (2006).

In the 1990s, Gry Bay appeared in stage musicals such as West Side Story, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Crazy for You and Me And My Girl, and at Copenhagen's Nørrebros Teater she played the part of Brooke Ashton in Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off.

She was lead singer ind the band Crispy (aka XPY), and frequently tours the world as a member of Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

In October 2003 -2006, Gry Bay was voted one of the World's 100 Sexiest Women by the readers of Danish magazine M! and Danish edition of "FHM". On December 20, 2009, she gave birth to a girl.

Gry Bay holds a master's degree in drama and music from University of Copenhagen. She has also studied mediumship and healing (Reiki 3, Eric Pearl, trance).

Selected filmography

Year Title Role notes
2006 Emmalou Carla
2006 Grønne hjerter Aisa
2005 All About Anna Anna
2005 Betonhjerter Massagepige
2004 Tro, had og kærlighed Sonja
2003 Last Exit Tanya
2002 Slim Slam Slum Dit
2001 Mistænkt Mia Hviid
1998 Hosenflattern (TV) Tove
1996 Dr. Monika Lindt - Kinderärztin, Geliebte, Mutter (TV) Svenja

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